[Total electrode retraction (Twiddler syndrome) in infection of the pacemaker system].


We report upon a case of total retraction of an electrode (Twiddler syndrom) in an infected pacemaker battery. The silk-thread fixation was still fastened at the right place on the electrode; the tissue owing to the inflammation was no longer sufficient as a fixation point. The casues of this total retraction of the electrode are the following factors: the… (More)


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